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Oil on canvas 60cmx50cm

Pula! Rain to start the New Year.

I painted this thatcher of our compound during a different lock-down, while I was on Mission with the United Nations in Juba South Sudan, at the start of the civil war in January 2014.

We spent, a perfect summer Christmas Day, with a group of ‘foody’ friends and the four Chef’s ensured that we enjoyed a menu of deliciousness. Wine cellars were opened to pair with each course. Sheer indulgence.

While Knysna continues to suffer from Covid lockdown restrictions, there have been a steady flow of visitors to the studio. The recycled water bottle butterfly artworks a source of great intrigue and I will continue with the two large works I have planned.

Forest walks to keep a wild Border Collie from going crazy, with my new running shoes having their first outing

Christmas Menu at A1
Chef’s Hirsch, Terry, Clare and BradCanapés; Pea and mint soup. Gammon, cherry and lemon curd on pork crackling, paired with Colmont MCCCeviche cob and tuna with gooseberries, paired with Ken Forester old vine reserve Chenin BlancCarrot, orange and ginger granita Twice baked, Keto Cheese soufflé paired with Journeys End Chardonnay Terrine de Campagne (salmon & tzatziki on seed crackers for Veges) paired with Chateau de Sours and Delair Graff Cab Franc RoseGrilled salmon, skin side up, with green garnish, paired with Newton Johnson Pinot NoirFillet steak, (poached trout for veg heads) paired with De Toren Z



In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • Where are the food photos???? I can’t taste the delicious concoctions without the visuals . . . Skande. Happy 2021. It can only be a better year . . .

    January 4, 2021

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